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obama addressed voters in virginia that said he had no idea how to reduce the nation's deficit. >>> and pilot jack conroyd called the landing the most significant thing that happened to him in 32 yrs of flying. he praised his crew saying he was no hero, adding, he was just doing his job. >>> hollywood legend tony curtis died last night of cardiac arrest at his home in nevada. in a career that spanned 59 years and was in "some like it hot" and the father of jamie curtis, he was 85. back to matt and vieira, certainly a huge loss. >> and jamie lee is a big friend of ours. our condolences go out to her and her ent in 2008 when he wrote that book about his time in hollywood. when he got there to hollywood, he was brad pitt and george clooney all rolled into one. >> that's right. >> great storyteller. >> what a life. >> had quite a life. >> yes, he did. >> amy mentioned that some like it hot movie where he got focus marilyn monroe and reporters asked him aftethe scene, what was it like to kiss marilyn monroe? he thought it was a d i'm meteorologistom kierein. we've got pockets of hea
50s across much of northern virginia and suburban maryland. low 60s in town and by the bay. a look at regional doppler. right here in washington a it will stay dry today with a high near 84. slightly cooler tomorrow. >>> we have football weather to talk about because tonight is "sunday night football" right here on nbc. and it is the battle of the brothers once again. the mannings will come together with the giants and the colts at lucas oil stadium in indianapolis. no problem with weather there because of the domed stadium. partly cloudy and wild with lows in the mid 70s. here's jenna. >>> coming up next, an american woman held captive in iraq for more than a year is on her way home this moing. we'll have the latest after these messages. expresso tampers, filters. it can get really complicated. not nearly as complicad as shipping it, though. i mean shipping is a hassle. nowith priority mail flat rate boxes from the postal service. if it fits it ships anywhere in the country for a low flat rate. that is easy. best news i've heard all day! i'm soooo amped! i mean not amped. excited.
in virginia will be open today. a computer glitch almost two weeks ago stopped transactions for driver's license and id cards. they will help deal with some of the backlog of applications. head to nbcwashington.com to find hours and locations of the open offices. >>> the district will bridge in the unofficial end of sushl with the orchestra. it will hold its annual labor day concert on the west lawn. catch a dress rehearsal at 3:30. both events are open and free to the public. your weather forecast is many canning up next. stay with us. >>> chuck, it sounds like today's weather will be better than yesterday. >> it depends. if you wanted to fly a kite, yesterday would have been the better day to do it. outside right now, beautiful blue sky over washington. temperatures are generally speaking in the 50s and 60s now as you look like from our tower looking past the national cathedral. you can see the tip of the washington monument as well. 67 downtown. 62 in vienna, virginia. 63 in winchester, virginia. 55 in martinsburg, west virginia. delightful weather today. temperatures will climb int
the coast of north carolina and virg virginia, but fortunately the eye is still about 85 miles offshore, earl with top winds of 105 miles per hour was downgraded to a category 2 from a 4 overnight. so far the storm surge has been minor. the flooding, we understand, is minimal. >> cape cod and nantucket are still in its sights and expected to get hurricane force winds later today. >> we've got this storm covered all up and down the east coast this morning. let's start with al roker in kill devil hills on the outer banks of north carolina. al, good morning. what's going on? >> hey, guys, i tell you, this is -- this is a near miss. if this had been right on point, it would have been a mess for us. right now, we've got wind gusts of over 70 miles per hour and it's a sand-driven, wind-driven rain that is just really brutal. we have had reports of flooding. we still have power throughout good portions of the outer banks right now. a lot of people are really, really excited about the fact that this could have been much worse. it's downgraded in its size and power. right now, we do have hurrica
in manassas, virginia. thursday flames jumped from house to house on tille it tt loop. a smoker put a cigarette out in a potted plant. flames spread from a deck to vinyl on the house and to the homes next door. >>> a fairfax county teenager is in the hospital with life threatening injuries after he was hit by car last night. this happened about 8:15 at the intersection of pleasant valley road and smith haven place in centerville. police questioned the driver who did stay on the scene after the accident. >>> your weather forecast is up next. >>> welcome back. chuck bell is in storm center 4 with some clouds andmaybe even rain, chuck? >> light rain a sunday morning for us. not going to add up to too much. sometimes even a few hundredths are just enough to get you wet. outside take a check of the temperatures. first 67 degrees at national rport. 71 in st. mary's county. 62 in falls church. 61 degrees in leesburg. 59 in martinsburg, west virginia. here's a look at live doppler and there are some light rain showers now, upper ntgomery county, back to the west in portions of eastern loud
an hour, virginia drivers can finally renew their driver's license. a computer glitch kept workers from processing new ones within a week. some have extended hours through this evening. many will also be opened tomorrow and on labor day. find a complete list of ofrss within this area with extended hours. metro is using this long labor day weekend to make safety upgrades. that includes closing five red line stations. crews are making track repairs and upgrading communication access. they will offer free shuttle service between the stations. the repair should wrap up by 1:00 a.m. on tuesday. >>> after a fire forced the art museum to close temporarily, a fire started in the roof where crews were doing welding work for renovationses. no artwork has significant damage. museum officials say all gral r galleries except for the phillips house will be >>> well, we lost a degree since i last saw you. it's now 73 degrees. dewpoints are nice and low so it feels comfortable outside. check out the 60s to our west. today it's all about the sunshine. maybe a bit of a breeze out of the northwest. we'll
. >>> today the president speaks out on the economy in iowa and virginia while at the same time trying to reenergize his base. savannah guthrie is in washington with more on this. >> reporter: the president proved last night in wisconsin he can still pack tens of thousands of young people into an arena. the question is, can he get them to the polls? trying to fire up the old campaign magic, the president at the university of wisconsin at madison tuesday night. >> we cannot sit this one out, we cannot let this country fall backwards because the rest of us didn't care to fight because the stakes are too high for your country and for your future and i'm going to get out there and fight as hard as i can and i know you are too. >> reporter: the democratic national committee is spending $50 million to get obama '08 voters to sh up in 2010. the latest nbc news "wall street journal" poll shows the race for congress tightening, republicans know hold a three-point lead over democrats among likely voters, down from a nine-point lead last month. the president's approval ratin still stuck at 36%. i
in washington. 74 in hagerstown. couple of lone some sprinkles out in the west virginia mountains. we should be rain free in washington today with a high up to 90 degrees today. much cooler tomorrow. rain for m >>> that's your saturday forecast. lester? >>> bill, thanks. still to come on "today," caught on tape. two girls fighting it out. why one mom was arrested. first this is "today" on nbc. right here in this neighborhood, i grew up arning strong families and hard work means opportunity. and that starts with good schools. it's a tradition here in maryland-- and why in these tough times i've put education first. we've made record investments in our classrooms... doubled the number of charter schools... and we've fren college tuition for four years in a row. and it's working. experts say we now he the number one schools in the nation. when it comes to expanding opportunity in every neighborhood, i know that we must do even betr. four years ago, bob ehrlich got fired as governor of maryland. for good reason. first, he protected tax loopholes for giant cable cable coanies. then, he let utilit
showing this rain vancing south to north across west virginia, virginia, the district into maryland. this will be with us from time to time throughout the rest of the day. right now we're in the low and mid-60s. highs only the low 70s. passing showers, maybe even some thunderstorms this afternoon, tonight into tomorrow. some isolated storms mht produce some daming winds. we'll dry out after that. >>> the rain is making for a slippery instrumental music ] [ instrumental music ] four years ago, bob ehrlich got fired as governor of maryland. for good reason. first, he protected tax loopholes for giant cable cable companies. then, he let utilities jack up our rates 72%. and for the last four years, heg corporations, even a bank that took billions from a taxpayer funded bailout. ehrlich sides with corporate executives again and again and again tell bob ehrlich big banks and billionares don't need help. middle cde do. >>> good morning, everyone. weather certainly making things difficult this morning. earlier accidents is making the trip to the 14th street bridge has been cleared. north
carolina and extreme southeast virginia early thursday morning, just a small change in the direction of the storm could raise an impact and the large waves, beach erosion and rip currents will be a problem up and down the east coast until earl is gone. >> we're already seeing the first mandatory evacuation on north carolina's ocrocoke island. how are you managing evacuations all up and down and in what regions? >> well the evacuations are of course are the authority of the local officials so we don't make that call. we will probably have to go with some warnings later on "today" as the storm gets closer and that will probably trigger other evacuations within the watch and warning areas. >> give us an area, from where to where do you recommend that people are very conscious about this storm? >> all right, i would take anywhere along the north carolina coast, tropical storm conditions in the far southeast, all the way up to the virginia beach area because that's the area that will be impacted as early as tomorrow on into tomorrow night and early friday morning. depending on how far off
is still unclear. >>> last night virginia execud a woman convicted of ranging the killings of her husband and stepson, teresa lewis is the first woman to be executed in the united states in five years. despite thousands of appeals of leniency in part because defense attorneys said she was borderline mentally disabled. >>> the fda avandia has been pulled from the market. >>> eddie fisher died overnight because of complications from hip surgery. he was known for his marriages to debbie reynolds and then elizabeth taylor. the father of actress kerrie fisher, eddie fisher was 82 years old. >>> a plane crashed -- hundreds of school children were among those in a crowd of speck todayors. >>> gold meantime hit yet another high this morning. trish reagan is at the new york stock exchange. this can't be a good sign. >> it's a great sign if you own a lot of gold, but the rest of us out there, is not a good sign. one reason is that all of the doom sayers are helping to boost this price up. also theelationship between gold and the u.s. dlar is ver important here. the u.s. dollar has really been getti
to washington or virginia. police believe palmer is trafrling with a woman in 1ewb 10 tag numbers with a woman. police say palmer is considered dangerous and they are asking thin with information to c >> welcome back. i'm tony pann. we are getting rain, and as we head into the morning and afternoon, the rain showers will taper off. it should be dry, cloudy skies, with high temperatures between 70 and 75. sunset this evening at 7:20. skies will change overnight and it will turn cooler, but seasonnably cool with a light northwest wind at 5 to 10 miles per hour. looks like a nice start to the workweek on monday. partly cloudy skies. 20 or 30% chance of a shower on tuesday. that's not a big deal. the next best chance for rain beyond today will go into friday and the end of the week. high temperatures when we get to the beginning of next weekend. >> tazz, tony. thank you for joining us. "11 news saturday morning" continues in 25 minutes. >>> we're back on this sunday morning. september 12th, 2010. outside on the plaza i'm jenna wolf with carl quintanilla filling in for lester this morning. and doin
coast. states of emergency have been declared in north carolina, virginia and maryland. and from cape hatteras to cape cod, dangerous surf conditions, storm surges and powerful winds are expected later today through saturday. life guards are urging labor day beachgoers to be careful of dangerous riptides. and al is 2308 lowing the track of the storm. he'll have more in just a bit. >>> this morning police in maryland are trying to piece together what led a gunman to storm the discovery channel's headquarters wednesday, sparking a four-hour hostage standoff. nbc's tom costello is once again in silver spring, maryland, with the very latest. tom, good morning. >> natalie, good morning to you. overnight the police bomb squad cleared the building of four separate devices. they also found hand bags, they said, or duffel bags, with both guns and ski masks. this began when the suspect walked into the building demanding to speak to company executives. nbc news called the building to try to find out what was happening to try to talk to somebody in public relations. lo and behold the gunman picke
weather weekend. 59 our current temperatre here in washington. mid-50s across much of northern virginia now and also into forges of suburban maryland. 51 degrees at andrews airorce base. 60 at the naval academy in annapolis. plenty of sunshine. delightful today. temperatures in the 7020 upper 80s. aaron? >>> up next on "the today show" grandparents caring for their grdchildren due to >>> we are back on this saturday morning, the 18th day of september, 2010. it's a beautiful late summer morning on the plaza. and our thanks to everyo who came out to spend part of their morning with us. back inside studio 1a, i'm amy robach along with lester holt. and coming up, miracle girl. >> a 28-year-old woman, becky hallin, went into cardiac arrest. doctors tried to resuscitate her for over an hour, and just when they thought she was gone the wife and mother of three suddenly responded and was stabilized. coming up we'll meet her, find out how doctors were able to bring her back, and how she's doing today. >> then, here's the i factor, what lurks from kitchen to cabs to door knobs to computers, every
, virginia, and maryland have already declared states of emergency. the major question now remains exactly what path will earl take up the coast. we'll be checking in with al for the latest on this in just a moment. >> got some other stories to cover, including amanda knox, the american college student convicted of murdering her roommate in italy. this morning, some new revelations about her state of mind. and we'll talk to a former fbi agent who is absolutely convinced that she is innocent. >> that's right. and also a little bit later, familiar face around here on "today." try going, matt, the entire month wearing just six items of clothing. the question is, did anybody notice? did you? we're going to find out how she did. >> over and over again. let's begin this morning with hurricane earl. al is in kill devil hills in north carolina on the outer banks. he's tracking the storm. al, good morning to you. >> well, good morning, matt. and, yes, earl has strengthened overnight. a category 4 storm. let's give you the latest details on earl. first of all, we've got a very active area out there.
is a strong thunderstorm in the pnhandle of west virginia. a severe thunderstorm warning for hampsheir, morgan county, west virginia. that storm is heading off to the northeast. should be moving into cumberland and washington county in maryland in the next few minutes or so. we could have wind gusts up to 60 miles an hour. sewhere, scattered showers today up to noontime and sun this afternoon. more rain tomorrow afternoon into thursday. and that's your weather. meredith >> al, thank you very much. new york mayor michael bloomberg turned some heads as he addressed the education nation suit being put on here in new york by nbc news. he says he plans to put teachers to task and make them earn their tenure. i want to get to education in just a second, but first let's talk politics, both the president and the vice president are out there trying to galvanize the youth vote that helped them get elected in 2008. but 25% of young voters are certain they'll go to vote. is his strategy likely to pay off in the long run? >> it's disappointing the number of people that rn out in elections. >> don't the dem
:26. i'm craig melvin. it is labor day. in the news today, even though it's a holiday, 14 virginia dmv offices will be open today. customers were not able to get new driver's licenses or i.d. cards for nearly two weeks because of a computer glitch in the commonwealth. because of that, the dmv has extended hours at certain branches to help with the backlog today. in northern virginia, the alexandria, fair oaks, leesburg offices will be open from 8:00 a.m. until noon. weather and traffic, straight ahead. >>> good morning. i'm tom kierein. a beautiful labor day under way. it's cool now. we're in the 50s and 60s, climbing to the low and mid-80s by low afternoon. low humidity, lots of sun. and we heat up, getting back to work and school tomorrow. ashley linder, how's the traffic? >> on this holiday morning, hov restrictions are not in effect out of virginia, as you can see. and the capital beltway is doing great. the pace headed away from us leaving college park for silver spring. craig, back to you. >> as you head back to work and school tomorrow, be sure you join us early in the morning.
on the bush tax cuts. president obama addressed voters in virginia that said he had no idea how to reduce the nation's deficit. >>> and pilot jack conroyd called the landing the most significant thing that happened to him in 32 years of flying. he praised his crew saying he was no hero, adding, he was just doing his job. >>> hollywood legend tony curtis died last night of cardiac arrest at his home in nevada. in a career that spanned 59 years and was in "some like it hot" and the father of jamie curtis, he was 85. back to matt and vieira, certainly a huge loss. >> and jamie lee i >> at the tropical downpours ever since after midnight last night still affecting our entire area. tornado watch in effect until 1:00. rain likely in excess of si >>> that's your latest weather. matt. >> thank you very much. to politics and two controversial tea party candidates making waves ir there in a respective states. nbc kelly o'donnell is in washington with this. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, matt. politics often gets personal and confrontational. it's unusual to see major candidate pile
virginia, and we're looking at a home priceded at $79,000. is. >> the real estate double hasn't even hit this small town. tens from huntington. there's a beautiful kitchen, everything there is new, it's had a gut renovation. you can't really put another penny in that kitchen. >> stainless steel appliances. >> i love those bar stools as well. the master bedrooms, each of them are huge, high ceiling and great molding and the meticulousness of this house from top to bottom can't be beat. >> it can be beat with that porch, though, right. >> that's a party porch if i ever saw one. you have the barbecue grill and a great lovely backyard to look at. >> collierville, tennessee. >> you remember the company where that guy made a term paper and got a d, a terrible grade? what a mistake that was. this was in the best school district. that's the good news about this house. it's a big old scare stone house and all the rooms are nice and big and square. there's the living room, it showcases the two windows you saw and the fireplace. i think the dining room really pops with that crimson paint. here's an
was killed when a tree fell on her car. >>> and in ohio and west virginia, powerful line of thunderstorms tore through some buildings and may have spaed some twisters there as well. no serious injuries however are reported in either of those two states. >>> after the worst oil leak in u.s. history, that well could be capped for good. the final step will now be to pour mud and cement in it to make the final seal. >>> a fight broke out between police and suspected drug traffickers right inhe middle of a crowded mall. >>> take a look another this, rome's famous coliseum on fire. don't worry, it's not real, as you can probably tell,t's virtual, twortists did it to raise awareness about the fragility of rome's monuments. >> by the way, sunday is talk like a pirate day. sunday has to berink like a pirate day. let's get a check of the weather from stephanie abrams. >>> a beautiful friday morning and a good weather for the bluemont fair that's going to be taking place this weekend. the sky thisorning is partly cloudy often the region now. we have the sunshine pouring down. we're near 60 to 70 deg
and fire weather watches for washington and parts of west virginia back to roanoke. it's like the james taylor song, fire and rain. the remnants of tropical storm her mine with 10 plus inches of rain and more rain falling. it will continue to fall and we have watches and warnings for another five to ten inches of rain in central texas into missouri. matt, we will continue to track this for you. >> thanks. we will get the local forecast in a couple of minutes. the uproar over the plans of a church in florida to burn the koran on the anniversary of 9/11 despite condemn nation from the obama administration and general in afghanistan. we have more from carrey. good morning to you. >> reporter: this church has at most 50 members, but the pastors say his actions speak for more than his worshippers and he is not going to be deterred. he is pushing forward with the plans to burn the islamic holy book, the koran. more than 7600 miles away from afghanistan, it took only a few clicks to find terry jones's likeness and burn him. pastor jones said he is the who is offended. >> they are burning our f
. the focus returns to remembering the victims. ceremonies in new york, virginia, and pennsylvania pay tribute to the 2,752 victims killed when terrorists hijacked four commercial planes that attacked the u.s. in lower manhattan 9/11 families gather at a park adjacent to ground zero. throughout the morning in shanksville, pennsylvania where united 93 flight crashed, michelle obama and laura bush will honor a ceremony to honor the passengers that fought back. plans to rebuild at ground zero are moving forward. the centerpiece, one world trade center, is expected to be completed by 2013, but with each construction step forward, there remains a connection to the past. steel beams pulled from the rubble were permanently installed this week at the entrance of the national september 11th memorial and museum slated to be finished in 2012. >> it is going to be a memorial that we will all be proud of and a memorial that will inspire people around the world. >> and always remind them never to forget. president obama also signed a probleming clamation making september 10th through 12th national days of p
, republicans are ing to a hardware store in virginia to unveil the 2010 version of a contract with america they call their pledge to america. >> reporter: today, republicans will try to recapture what a young firebrand named newt gingrich did six years ago with his contract with america, convince the american people republicans deserve to run congress. their updated plan, a plee to america focuses on five major areas, jobs, government spending, health care, national security and reforming congress. >> the president's been fond of playing class warfare politics, preying on the emotions of fear and ey might make for good politics but it'sivisive and rotten economics. >> democratic house speaker, nancy pelosi said in a statement the pledge to america shows republicans want to return to the same failed economic policies that hurt millions of americans and threatened our economy. republicans pledge if they win control of congress, they will, among other thin, make the bush tax cuts permanent, hold weekly votes on spending cuts and repeal and replace the president's signature legislative accompl
, how's the traffic? >> tom, unfortunately a big problem on the btway in virginia now with an accident. outer loop of the beltway near van dorn, they're holding up all traffic for the time being the beltway delays will reach back to springfield. and a quick check through southeast. pennsylvania avenue loaded up. then, again. joe? >> thanks very much. more news, weather, and traffic in 25 minutes. enjoythis tomorrow morning at 4:30 for "news 4 today." >>> 8:00 now on a wednesday morning, it's the 22nd day of september, 2010. so ummer hanging on for the next coup of hours. we're going to get into the 80s "toda today and maybe a little bit warmer tomorrow. outside this morning, along with meredith viera and al roker. coming up we' going to talk about this beauty pageant that's making headlines on both sides of the atlantic. >> she's from wales. some wonderow somebody from wales could be america's perfect teen. but she is. we'll talk to her. >>> also ahead, jenna bush hager is here, she recently jumped behind the wheel in nascar with tony stewart. i understand her only goal was to shatter
important to her, so when she went to west virginia many years ago, they shunned a young man with aids, she's going back there to see how they feel now. >> okay. >> she's going back to forsythe county, georgia, all white when she was there a couple decades ago and used the "n" word with her to her, and now the guy who was so racist at that point, is going to take her around and show her how forsythe county, georgia, has changed. >> what i like about what she's doing, she says she is going to go back and revisit a lot of these places and touch upon the stories but the celebrities, she doesn't want anyone to promote their work. she wants them to come and talk about themselves or have -- >> she told us she wants to put unlikely celebrities together, so some magic might be created. >> really? >> yes. that's what she's hoeng for. >> i know she's not a big fan of surprises but did she say she's -- she will be willing to at least be surprised once or twice this last season? >> because the big surprise that made her cry and she was so embarrassed was when mary tyler moore came on. >> right. >> afte
of injuries and the cause is still unclear. >>> last night, virginia executed a woman convicted of arranging the killings of her husband and stepson. teresa louis is the first woman to be executed in the united states in five years. despite thousands of appeals for leniency, in part because her defense attorney said she was borderline mentally disabled. >>> the fda has decided to put tight restrictions on avandia because of concerns over heart attack risks. the drug has been completely pulled from the market in europe. >>> entertainer eddie fischer died during the night because of complications from his hip surgery. he sold hundreds of records and was known for his marriages to debby reynolds and then elizabeth taylor. the father of actress carrie fisher, eddie fisher was 82 years old. >>> a small plane crash and burn today during an air show in indonesia critically injured a pilot. hundreds of schoolchildren were among those in the crowd of spectators. >>> gold, meantime, hit yet another high this morning. cnbc's trish regan is at the new york stock exchange. trish, this can't be a good sig
as a result will get back in springfield. virginia, 95, southbound, southbound , you loose the right lane on lorton, that's jammed. maryland has had its problems too. the outer loop is crawling, greenbelt to silver spring. serious accident there has been cleared. very touch commute. joe? >> rough day on the road >>> good morning. it's chilly now, but we'll be warming to near 80 with lots of sun. small chance of a shower on thursday as we get into the weekday, it looks like it will be a bit cooler saturday, sunday, monday. small chance of a shower sunday and monday. highs in the 70s. joe? >> we'll have more on news, weather, and traffic in 25 minutes >>> 8:who -- 8:40 now on a tuesday morning. a beautiful morning here on rockefeller plaza. it's going to warm up tomorrow, the first day of fall. but you know what? they're not complaining out on the plaza, matt lauer, along with meredith viera, al roker and tamron hall joining us as well. coming up, maroon 5 in the studio, rehearsing right now and they're going to play one of their new hits for us coming up in just a few minutes. >>> we're go
in west virginia. at least 27 racehorses were killed, but firefighters were able to rescue more than two dozen others. >>> and jefferson thomas, one of the civil rights pioneers known as the little rock nine died sunday in columbus, ohio. thomas and eight other students integrated the state's largest public school in 1957. the group received congressional gold medals in 1989. thomas died of cancer, he was 67 years old. let's go back to matt, meredith and al. he's remembered not only for his courage but also his humor. >>> let's get >> good morning. we are off to a nice, quiet start. temperatures in the 60's. it will warm up quickly this afternoon. it will feel like summer again. >> and that's your latest weather. >>> it's hard to believe this weekend will mark the ninth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. and the angry debate over the mosque at ground zero has increased animosity against muslims nationwide. mike tiabbi is in downtown manhattan outside the proposed site. >> reporter: it took a few months after the plans for the islamic center mosque were made public for the protests to begin
, virginia. she said the best thing about being 100 is you eat what you want and don't worry about it. ralph cohen, 100 years old "today." good friend with curly from the three stooges. can't have a better friend than that. i interviewed those guys once, they really were fun, and nuts. and rollande bourgeois. lives alone, mows her own lawn. elizabeth daniels, jack's sister, attributes longevity to working hard. lucille wilson, from baytown, texas, 100 years old, works in the kitchen at the local church and has been a member for 60 years. >>> the world equestrian games are held every four years to find the best of the best in the equestrian world. they get underway here in lexington, kentucky. we have got some kentucky fans. folks, good to see you both. how big a deal, i mean this is the first time they're being held here in the state, is that a huge deal for the sport? >> absolutely, we come from a sport that doesn't get a lot of attention in the u.s. and this is a huge opportunity for a lot of people who usually don't get to see our sport, come and support us. >> i think most people know ju
. >> it really is becoming a national problem. >> reporter: mid-atlantic states from new jersey to virginia are seeing the biggest problems with stink bugs, but the bugs have been spotted as far west as california and as far south as florida. why are they pestering us now? it's all about the change in season and the dropping of temperature. >> what they want to do is find a place to chill out for the winter, they're coming in for refuge, they'll invade your attic, they'll get under the siding. >> they stink a lot. >> it's terrifying, the noise is tremendous, the smell is atrocious. >> even the ceo of a pest control company can't shake them from his home in lowell, maryland. >> in the last 15 days i have been seeing 15, 20, at least stink bugs on the outside of the house and four or five on the inside just about every day. >> and farmers can't protect their crops either. >> our poor fruit growers here in the mid-atlantic region are getting crushed by stink bugs on apples, on peaches, on nectar reigns. >> stink bugs don't bite. >> people are little grossed out by seeing them but they do not t
was an honor student at university of virginia, working towards a double major in economics and history. >> liked to do well in the classroom. liked to do well, whatever he's doing. >> reporter: john loved fishing. he was a movie buff, and a music fanatic. bob dylan was a favorite. ♪ but most of all, john loved cody. >> he was just so enamored with his dog. they were really companions for life. >> reporter: what did cody do for your son? >> got him up in the morning. early in the morning, around the campus, and he's a chick magnet. >> reporter: john adopted bode a year ago from almost home pet adoption center in virginia. and there was no mistaking their irreplaceable bond. >> they were very close. the dog slept on the bed with john. >> reporter: but tragically, on august 15th, they became separated forever. john was on his way home to bethesda, maryland, from vermont, where he was working at a senior counselor at camp. he was traveling with a camp friend, and of course, his best friend bode, but on a curve john lost control of his car, and was killed instantly. >> that ending, never
voters in virginia that republicans have no serious ideas on how to reduce the nation's deficit. >>> it was an emotional homecoming for a pilot. greeted by his wife, pilot jack conroy called the laning the most significant thing that's happened to him in 32 years of flying. he said though he was just doing his job. >>> and hollywood legend tony curtis died last night of cardiac arrest in his home in nevada. he was perhaps best known for his role in "some like it hot." the father of jamie lee curtis, tony curtis was 85. it's 7:09. let's head back to meredith and matt. certainly a huge loss. >> and first of all, jamie lee is a very big kind of friend of ours here, and so our condolences go out to her and the entire family. it is a terrible loss. he was here in 2008 when he wrote that book about his time in hollywood and, remember, when he got there to hollywood, he was brad pitt and george clooney all rolled into one. >> great storyteller, too. >> what a life. >> amy mentioned that "some like it hot" movie where he got to kiss marilyn monroe. reporters asked him what it was like t
, republican congressman eric cantor of virginia is the house minority whip, kevin mccar ty, the deputy whip, and the ranking member of the house and budget committee. together, they have written a new book, "young guns -- a new generation of conservative leaders." good morning to all of you. >> good morning. >> before i get to the book, i want to talk about the primary. mike castle, the moderate versus christine o'donnell, the tea party candidate whose views as kelly pointed out on social issues may not sit well with swing voters. the republicans may lose the seat in november. eric, do you agree with that? >> meredith, what's going on now across the country, obviously people are upset with washington. they're tired of politicians that make promises they just can't keep. what we're seeing across the country some active primaries. and, you know, what we have done here is we've gotten together a couple of years ago and we put together an effort in search of candidates who could actually respond to that very issue. >> do you agree with castle? if o'donnell wins and in fact the republicans lose
discontinued south of here. hurricane warnings still to the north carolina-virginia border. we've got tropical storm watches and warnings. and then for new england, we have hurricane warnings, because there is a very good possibility that earl could strike nantucket, jutting out there into the atlantic. again, the storm surge is about 2 to 3 feet, maybe 4 in some sections. five really in unusual areas. and again, this system is very tightly packed. it is raining but there's dry air to the north and so it's having a little trouble getting the northern fringes of the storm up into the new york area right now. rainfall amounts generally about 3 to four inches, some areas may pick up 5 to 6 inches and as you can see offshore of new england the rainfall amounts go over the rain bucket more than ten inches of rain. so a very potent storm still. still a dangerous storm, but as you said it could have been a lot worse. back to you. >> thank you, al. we'll check back in a couple of minutes. let's go down the coast about 50 miles. jim cantore is in cape hatteras. jim, how's it looking there? >> reporter:
down into kentucky and west virginia, tennessee as well. that's what's going on around the country. here's what's happening . >>> and looking live at san bruno, you can see the haze hanging over the fire site there. firefighters have been watching the weather conditions hoping the winds wouldn't kick up. that will happen right about now, we expect the winds to pick up. the strongest winds around 11:00 this morning. temperatures around average for them. here is the air quality forecast, we suspect that could change because of the fire and smoke drifting across the bay area. by noontime, temperatures around 70s. and by 4:00, 80 or so. >>> all right, al, thanks. coming up, is he getting away with murder? questions swirling around the former "survivor" producer suspected of the death of his wife in mexico. and also, why this case has dragged on so long. first, this is "today" on nbc. advantage topical solution treats dogs... ( barking ) but destroys fleas. so ask your veterinarian for advantage, the flea specialist for gentle, but effective, flea control. as governor, he cut waste got
of virginia is the house minority whip. kevin mccarthy of california is deputy whip, and paul ryan of wisconsin is the ranking member on the house budget committee, and together they have written a new book "the young guns, a new generation of conservative leaders." good morning to all of you. >> good morning. >> before i get to the belle book, i want to talk about the delaware primary. kelly just pointed on social issues that may not sit well with swing voters. castle has said if o'donnell wins today, this primary, then the republicans will lose the seat in november. eric, do you agree with that? >> meredith, what's going on now across the country is obviously people are very upset with washington. they're tired of politicians who make promise that is they just can't keep. so we are seeing across the country some very active primaries. you know, what we have done here is we have gotten together a couple of years ago and we put together an effort inç search candidates who could actually respond to that very issue. >> do you agree with castle that if o'donnell wins that, in fact,
't. >> big rounds of applause for vivian. >> this is emily barker from clifton, virginia. she spent the past two years teaching high school freshman. she's never colored her friend before and never wears makeup. she's here with the friend, joy. let's listen to her story. >> all right. we sort of bullied emily into doing this, but joy is on our team. tell us why you want her to have a makeover. >> she needs to spice it up a little for her wonderful boyfriend. >> it's back-to-school time? >> we've had one day and going back again on monday. >> are you ready to be the hottest teacher in america? >> i am, yes. >> joy has her blindfold on. one last look at emily, and now let's bring out the new emily barker. >> emily has never worn high heels before. you look great. joy, are you ready to see her. okay. >> oh, my god. you look amazing. >> you ready to look? turn around, doll. hilary swank here. >> it looks awesome. what do you think? >> it's so amazing. i love it. >> look at the split screen. oh, my gosh. i wish you could have seen her walking out in the heels. >> she needs to practice. >> right n
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